GREGSON, Ian




Author Tags: Sports

Gregson was a promising cross-country in his early teens when he miscalculated a jump at school during lunch hour and lost his right leg at mid-thigh. He emigrated and became the first athlete with a disability to receive a university athletic scholarship in Canada. Upon retiring from sports in 1990, he started a newsletter for the Canadian Amputee Sports Association. His experiences and contacts let him to write Irresistible Force: The Story of Disability Sport in Canada (Polestar, 1988). Born in St. Helen's, Merseyside, England on September 2, 1962, Gregson received his BA in Communications from SFU and Certificate in Physical Education from Langara Community College. A freelance writer and desktop publisher, he has lived in Clearwater, Burnaby and Vancouver.

[BCBW 2003] "Sports"